True prayer

True prayer is a life of radical abiding in God.

Make sure your talk is an improvement on silence

A tourist spending the night in a small New England Town joined a group sitting on the porch of the general store.  After several vain attempts to start a conversation asked, "Is there a law against talking in this town."

"No law against it," said one old timer. We just like to make sure it's an improvement on silence."

Let the woodlands become your chapel

As you see the world as part of yourself
you will care for it;
As you see yourself as part of the world
you will be cared for.

When alone with your thoughts,
listen and hear the Silence.
Listen and see the Silence.
Listen and taste the Silence.
Close your eyes and feel the Silence
deep within.

Let the woodlands become your chapel --
your body the altar.
In the Silence, as you begin to
communicate with the Creator,
receive peace.

Sitting still

Sitting still
doing nothing
Spring comes
and the grass grows by itself.

A vision with a task

A vision without a task
might be a mirage
A task without a vision
can be drudgery
But a vision with a task
brings hope to the world.

There is always music

There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.